Biography of Charles Everding
Humboldt County, CA Biographies





CHARLES EVERDING. - For about a quarter of a century (1868-1892) it was the priyuege of Charles Everding to be identified with the business interests of Eureka, where as a partner of Capt. H. H. Buhne in the hardware line, as a leader in movements for the material upbuilding of the town and as a factor in the advance made in every department of local activity, he was counted a representative of that splendid German American class indispensable to the progress of the west. For years his intelligent and kindly face was familiar to the people of the community. They recognized in him the traits that make for good citizenship and civic loyalty, as well as the intrinsic qualities of character that win and retain friends. Even in the independent financial circumstances of his later years he retained the frugality and industry of his boyhood years and never forgot the training he received in the parental home in Hangover, although after coming to America at the age of twenty one he never again had the privilege of renewing the associations of early life or of seeing once more the humble cottage familiar to his earliest memories.

An experience in the manufacture of starch at Cincinnati, Ohio, qualified Mr. Everding for the same business, as a partner of his brother, John. in Berkeley, Cal., where he settled during 1862. Six years later he came to Eureka and here he remained until his death in 1892, meanwhile increasingly prominent in business, in social affairs and in the activities of the Odd Fellows.

In Cincinnati, Ohio, December 22, 1851, Mr. Everding was united in marriage with Miss Catherine Kohlman, also a native of Hanover, Germany, and both members of the Lutheran Church. Mrs. Everding survives her husband, and resides at the old home surrounded by the love and tender care of her youngest daughter, Clara A., who lives with her. The two other living children are Louis C., of Arcata, assistant manager of the North Redwood Lumber Company at Korbel, Humboldt county; and Sarah, the wife of E. Miller, residing at San Jose. Edward Everding, in early life was bookkeeper in the mill of D. R. Jones and later was the second man to serve as cashier of the Humboldt County Bank, where his keen intuition in financial affairs proved of the utmost assistance to the growth of the institution. Active in Odd Fellowship, in banking circles and in business affairs, his death in the year 1894 removed from Eureka one of its leading men and was regarded not only as a distinct loss to his own family, but likewise to the town of his lifelong identification.

From:
History of Humboldt County, California
With a Biographical Sketches
History by Leigh H. Irving
Historic Record Company
Los Angeles, California 1915


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